Timothy Greenleaf ’78 Invests in Local Talent
Timothy Greenleaf, a UCR alumnus ’78 and highly successful venture capital and private equity investor understands the value of money.
He also understands the value of education and how often the lack of funds can prevent too many students with the aptitude to be successful to move the next level of graduate school.
Thus, Mr. Greenleaf established the Timothy R. Greenleaf Endowed Business Scholarship Fund.
This fund will be utilized to identify, recruit, and retain the best and brightest local students from the Inland Southern California area to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCR School of Business, and to ensure financial need does not hinder the academic and professional development of these students.
Tim has over 30 years of private equity and venture capital investing. He is an active venture capital angel investor, and an advisor to two venture capital funds. He is the former Managing Director of Fairmont Capital, Inc., a private equity firm focused on investments in middle-market consumer-related businesses.
Tim was one of the co-founders of Green Dot Corp. (NYSE:GDOT) – the largest issuer in the world of prepaid VISA and MasterCard cards. Tim served on the Green Dot Board for 17 years and on the board of Green Dot Bank, he was Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.
Prior to his investment career, Tim was a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., specializing in mergers and acquisitions, and tax and corporate structurings. Tim earned an L.L.M. (Masters of Law) in Taxation from New York University Law School, a J.D. from Loyola Law School, and a dual B.A. in business administration and political science, with high honors, from the University of California at Riverside.
The University of California, Riverside is grateful to Mr. Greenleaf for his service on the UCR Foundation Board of Trustees and as an Executive Fellow in the School of Business.